Among his many other titles -- diamond-selling emcee and television mogul among them -- 50 Cent has become an unexpected cultural commentator, thanks to an unapologetic penchant for gallows humor and a no-filter Instagram page. It's reached the point where if any of his hip-hop peers do anything that catches his eye, they'll be sure to hear about it.
Most recently, Fif has opted to set his destructive sights at his old pal and rival Kanye West, whose unconventional new Yeezy sneaker caught his eye late last night. Boasting a design that feels like something a Druid might sport in a fantasy RPG, the design proved too much for 50 to handle. Yet in place of overt hostility came simple amusement in knowing that Ye's influence would lead to a demand in certain circles, deemed ever so lovingly as "fools" by the legendary rapper.
Steven Ferdman/Getty Images"LOL Kanye gonna have you fools walking around in these shit’s," he raps, aghast at the possibility. "LMAO oh my God." Generally tending to favor the all-caps "LOL," his invocation of "LMAO" (an acronym for laugh my ass off for the younger readers) speaks volumes about his feelings on the matter. And he's not alone -- comedian HaHa Davis dubbed them "the Tree Stomp 3's," while Waka Flocka added that they had to be seen to be believed.
Despite the ridicule, it can't be denied Kanye West knows exactly what he's doing, having built his Yeezy brand into one of the biggest sneaker companies in the game. Though it's clear that 50 won't be sporting a pair anytime soon, there are many who eagerly throw ducats at all things Kanye, no matter how outside of the box his designs may be. Check out the sneakers in question below, and sound off if you agree with 50's disapproving assessment.